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Critical Comparisons!. Monday BW- “Tuff Time” journal. Write about your personal identity and the group of friends you identify with. Are you a son/daughter? A student? A friend? Basically, who are you and what are you?. Student Leader: Please pass out Early Finisher Packets. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Critical Comparisons!1Monday BW- Tuff Time journalWrite about your personal identity and the group of friends you identify with. Are you a son/daughter? A student? A friend? Basically, who are you and what are you?Student Leader: Please pass out Early Finisher Packets.All students are to put this in your binder RINGS for your early finisher activities.Mondays ObjectiveI can cite evidence from a text that shows how the author compares and contrasts dolphins and porpoises.I can create a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting King Cake to birthday cake. I can conduct research on important details between Carnival in Louisiana and Venice using a Venn Diagram or other graphic organizer.

First, view PPT on compare/contrastThen, research for time1. Click here for PPT on compare/contrast2. Small groups research and take notes of carnival in Louisiana and Venice creating a Venn Diagram or flipbook.Choices- Boys may research one location and girls the other. (Today is our only research day! Must be timed.) * Venice research - online * Louisiana research books * Bibliography maker- onlineTeacher conferencing bring your writing folder.

Early Finishers: Achieve3000, Mobymas, links on our class website, Vocabulary Flipbook, Silent Reading, Silent WritingMonday Homework-Write one or more paragraphs based on your research notes.Tuesday BW- Tuff Time journal Finish the following statements. The best thing about me is..The worst thing about me is.

Share why you chose those best things and worst things with a partner.Tuesdays ObjectiveI can write to compare Carnival of Louisiana to Venice using important details from different sources of information (book and online resources).I can use signal words to compare and contrast.

Choice:Choice A- Partners will create a newscast script Choice B. Partners will write an essay. Following the block or point by point outline to write a compare/contrast essay of carnivals in Louisiana and Venice.Teacher conferences- edit writing, so bring your writing folder when you come to see me.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**Inside/Outside Circle: Have your compare/contrast cards ready to use for the last 15 minutes of class. We will do an inside outside circle activity. ---Student leader please tell us when it is 15 minutes until the bell rings! (Thank you!)

Early Finishers: Achieve3000, Links on our class website, Vocabulary Flipbook, Silent Reading, Silent WritingTuesday HomeworkWrite a brief script including 2 or more characters with the theme that revenge isnt always the best, as this was the theme of The Cask and The Interlopers. Wednesday- BWHow is each member of your family, including yourself, unique and different? How do these differences contribute to a stronger family? How does your family influence you?

Wednesdays ObjectiveI can compare and contrast revenge and forgiveness.I can demonstrate knowledge of when to use signal words for compare/contrast.-------------------------------------------------------------------------Choose an activity to participate in from one of the 6 Facets Projects on Revenge and Forgiveness.Explanation- Write a letter to the to the 7th graders to help them understand the difference between revenge and forgiveness. Which one do you think is more beneficial? Persuade them to follow in your footsteps on this issue. Discuss- What consequences does revenge have? What are the results of forgiveness?Perspective- Write 2 paragraphs to compare/contrast revenge and forgivenss. Reflect- Do you believe revenge is ever a good thing? Do you feel that you usually seek revenge or offer forgiveness? Describe an instance where you sought revenge or gave forgiveness. Looking back, do you feel this was the right decision? Why?Imagine- How would it feel to help bring peace to 2 friends who were not getting along.Application- Ulrich and Georg waited to late to become friends. Plan a conversation that you want to have with a friend who betrayed you, but who you want to make mends with. What would you say to them?

Flipcam VideosTake care of the camera. Be responsible and respectful.If you would like to create a flipcam video of your essay or Newscast, you will need to make yourself cue cards so you know what to say when the camera is on.Early Finishers: Achieve3000, Links on our class website, Vocabulary Flipbook, Silent Reading, Silent WritingJot ThoughtsTeammates cover the table by writing ideas on slips of paper. How many signal words are there for compare and contrast? What are some common questions?

Homework- None, enjoy your evening! (If you didnt finish your Carnival compare/contrast, you need to do it for HW.)

Thursdays Objective-I can compare and contrast revenge and forgiveness as it is a common theme found in texts.Continue 6 Facets Projects on Revenge and Forgiveness.Explanation- Write a letter to the to the 7th graders to help them understand the difference between revenge and forgiveness. Which one do you think is more beneficial? Persuade them to follow in your footsteps on this issue. Discuss- What consequences does revenge have? What are the results of forgiveness?Perspective- Write 2 paragraphs to compare/contrast revenge and forgivenss. Reflect- Do you believe revenge is ever a good thing? Do you feel that you usually seek revenge or offer forgiveness? Describe an instance where you sought revenge or gave forgiveness. Looking back, do you feel this was the right decision? Why?Imagine- How would it feel to help bring peace to 2 friends who were not getting along.Application- Ulrich and Georg waited to late to become friends. Plan a conversation that you want to have with a friend who betrayed you, but who you want to make mends with. What would you say to them?

2. Stations:Teacher conferences-edit writingAchieve30006 FacetsJigsaw Activity-After working with your Facets, meet in cooperative Jigsaw Groups to share and hear from other students who worked with different Facets.

Early Finishers: Achieve3000, Links on our class website, Vocabulary Flipbook, Silent Reading, Silent WritingThursday HomeworkComplete your 6 Facets to turn in tomorrow!Fridays Objective-

I can participate in a discussion by referring to my finding using descriptions, facts, details, and examples.

HomeworkChapter Review Crossword PuzzleFriday- NO BWTodays Objective- I can analyze main idea/supporting details in information presented in diverse formats.

1st Pd- Students will watch flipcam videos to determine main idea/supporting details in information presented. Students will discuss why they chose this skit and why characters may have reacted in certain ways. Influence of each family in the skit?